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Android might be on the way to the Raspberry Pi

Thu, 2016-05-26 21:06
A new tree sprouts on android.googlesource.comAndroid might just be coming to the Raspberry Pi.…

New FOSS program director supports students' passions at RIT

Thu, 2016-05-26 20:09
The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is well-known for its work in open source software through FOSS@MAGIC. In April 2014, RIT started to offer a minor in free and open source software. Students work on several different open source projects in their GitHub organization.read more

CentOS 6.8 Screenshot Tour

Thu, 2016-05-26 19:12
CentOS Linux 6.8 is derived from source code released by Red Hat, Inc. for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.8. All upstream variants have been placed into one combined repository to make it easier for end users. Workstation, server, and minimal installs can all be done from our combined repository. All of our testing is only done against this combined distribution. There are many fundamental changes in this release, compared with the past CentOS Linux 6 releases, and we highly recommend everyone study the upstream release notes as well as the upstream technical notes about the changes and how they might impact your installation.

Tech Writer Matt Hartley on Covering and Using Linux

Thu, 2016-05-26 18:14
It would be difficult to find anyone who's been hanging in FOSS circles for more than a week or two who isn't familiar with FOSS media maven Matt Hartley. We thought we'd invite him along for a video interview to see what he's really like.

3 open source alternatives to AutoCAD

Thu, 2016-05-26 17:17
CAD—Computer aided design, or computer aided drafting, depending on who you ask—is technology created to make it easier to create specifications for real-world objects. Whether the object you're building is a house, car, bridge, or spaceship, chances are it got its start in a CAD program of one type or another.Among the best-known CAD programs is AutoDesk's AutoCAD, but there are many others out there, both proprietary and open source alike. So how do the open source alternatives to AutoCAD stack up? The answer depends on how you plan to be using them.read more

Microsoft won't back down from Windows 10 nagware 'trick'

Thu, 2016-05-26 16:20
Redmond assumes closing nagware dialog means 'yes', says that's by designMicrosoft is hurt and disappointed that people would think it was trying to “trick” them with a confusing Windows 10 upgrade dialog that scheduled an upgrade without users explicitly agreeing to do so.…

Install Windows 10 Theme & Icon suite for Linux

Thu, 2016-05-26 15:23
Install Windows 10 Theme & Icon suite for Linux

7 tips for bringing open source to networking

Thu, 2016-05-26 14:26
The shift toward open software defined networking (SDN) means more elements of networking hardware are now controlled by software. With increasing frequency, that software is open.read more

SteamOS 2.80 Beta Brings an AMD GPU PRO Driver with Vulkan and VDPAU Support

Thu, 2016-05-26 13:29
Valve's engineers have pushed a new build of the SteamOS Debian-based gaming operating system, version 2.80, to the brewmaster_beta channel for public testing.

Pi project: RasPiViv

Thu, 2016-05-26 12:31
Nate Bensing tells us how he built an environmental control system to keep seven poison dart frogs cosy

Jono Bacon Leaves GitHub

Thu, 2016-05-26 11:11
A familiar face to open source conference goers, Jono Bacon has left his post as director of community at GitHub after only six months.

As marketing changes, some things never will

Thu, 2016-05-26 09:51
Marketing as we know it has changed dramatically, especially in the B2B world.I bet you're not surprised to hear me say that. I'm not the first to say it, and I certainly won't be the last. Observing changes to companies' methods for engaging their customers is the easy part. What's harder is understanding the nature of those changes and what they mean for you and your marketing teams.read more

First officially sanctioned BeagleBone COM ships with carrier

Thu, 2016-05-26 08:31
Mentorel’s BeagleBone uSomIQ, the first Beagleboard.org sanctioned COM version of the BeagleBone Black SBC, is also available with a BoneCape carrier board. Hong Kong based Mentorel’s recently introduced BeagleBone uSomIQ computer-on-module, which was previously known as the uSomIQ BBB, has been added to BeagleBoard.org’s list of BeagleBone Black compatible products.

Fedora is on diaspora*

Thu, 2016-05-26 07:11
Diaspora is a distributed social networking platform comprised of nodes, called pods. These pods are linked together to allow users to connect seamlessly. This idea is different from the traditional social network, where user data is centralized and controlled by a single entity. diaspora is also free as in speech, so you can use it however you like. diaspora* also values your privacy.

Unixstickers Gives Back to FOSS Projects

Thu, 2016-05-26 05:51
Are you one of those people who likes to use your laptop as a billboard to announce to the world that you’re a Linux user? Do you feel compelled to plaster stickers all over the outside, letting everyone know your favorite distro, some of your favorite FOSS programs or even a favorite programming or scripting language? Do you find yourself wishing there was an easy way to cover up the Windows key on your PC’s keyboard with something that actually represents an operating system you use?

GhostBSD 10.3 Development Continues, Now with UEFI Support for 64-bit Platforms

Thu, 2016-05-26 04:54
Today, GhostBSD maintainer Eric Turgeon announced the general availability of the second Alpha release of the upcoming GhostBSD 10.3 operating system.

Raspberry Pi analog input board has weather station option

Thu, 2016-05-26 03:57
RasPi.TV has Kickstartered a $12 “RasPiO Analog Zero” Raspberry Pi add-on board the size of an Raspberry Pi Zero. It offers eight 10-bit analog inputs.

Paul Vixie on IPv6 NAT, IPv6 security and Internet of Things

Thu, 2016-05-26 03:00
Security expert Paul Vixie said that, for now, IPv6 offers no benefits to early adopters but he did suggest that updating to IPv6 is a matter of good Internet citizenship in almost the same way a person should look for a trash bin rather than throwing litter on the street.

Annoying myths about Linux that won't go away

Thu, 2016-05-26 02:02
Also in today's open source roundup: More ads are coming to Google Maps, and why some Chromebooks will not get Android apps.

How Newegg is Winning the Battle Against Patent Trolls [Video]

Thu, 2016-05-26 01:05
As Lee Cheng explained in his keynote speech at the Collaboration Summit held March 29-31 in Lake Tahoe, California, fighting patent trolls as part of his job at Newegg Inc. is a natural progression from his earliest legal involvement in civil rights advocacy.